Are you friendly, outgoing, patient and enjoy working with children? Do you have 3-4 daytime hours each month (term-time) to spare? Would you like to be part of a team which brings alive the history of the iconic former Baths with primary schools?
Then you may be interested in our exciting new Learning Volunteer opportunity!
The award-winning Stirchley Baths is currently developing an interactive education package using its fascinating community history, its architecture, and the campaign to bring it back into use to inspire a new generation of heritage ambassadors. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to deliver sessions both in the classroom and on site, on an ad hoc basis.
Skills and qualities we are looking for in our Learning Support Volunteers
This role would suit someone with experience of educating young minds or who would like to develop their practice and is happy to be mentored.
A passion and interest in social history
Confidence to lead sessions (including some story-telling)
Ability to be flexible and sensitive to different learning styles and abilities
Training and Support we will provide ..
Full training on workshops
Historical information and background reading
‘Out of pocket’ expenses
Mentoring by learning professionals if required
The opportunity to access social events and other relevant training
If you are interested and want to find out more …
Contact Suzanne Carter for an informal chat e: firstname.lastname@example.org or t: 07793075737. See the volunteer role description Learning Support Volunteer Role Profile
Please contact Suzanne by 10 June in the first instance
When you can get involved …
At the end of June we will be testing the sessions with children and staff from Bournville Junior School and Stirchley Primary School – it would be great if our Learning Support Volunteers would be able to join us for these sessions – see them as ‘tasters’ and add in your own experiences to shape the final package!
The education offer will be ‘soft’ launched before the end of the summer term and marketed to schools, with bookings being taken from September 2016, so plenty of time to train and practice.
Please get in touch if you can help us!